JJ Barnes

J.J. Barnes - Please Let Me In

Won’t You Let Me Know – Kabel Records 1961
PLEASE LET ME IN – 1965 Ric Tic
Real Humdinger – Ric Tik 110 1966 – Motown UK 1968
BABY PLEASE COME BACK HOME – Groovesville 1967
Now That I’ve Got You Back
Our Love Is In The Pocket – 1968 (Revilott – (copy of Darrel Banks)

Real Humdinger by JJ Barnes was a copy of the Motown factory style but great none the less. We played it to death at home on our Dansette record player and it was played at the Blue Note and then it got nicked, I think on the same night!

JJ Barnes was a singer and song writer, mainly R&B although later releases had a soul sound. He joined Motown as a song writer.

At one time he sang with Edwin Starr and Steve Mancha in The Holidays.

Real Humdinger  by J. J. Barnes was a cracking track and was played till the grooves wore out but I never heard it at Manchester soul clubs apart from The Blue Note. A Ric Tik record that we imported due to the fact that we knew that Edwin Starr recorded Headline News for this label and that Revillot distributed and recorded Darrel Banks all from the same stable. We obtained anything we could on these labels and yes, found in our imported parcel a ‘Real Humdinger’ when we listened to this one by JJ Barnes.

Real Humdinger/ Please Let Me In / I Ain’t Gonna Do It (TMG 870) was released in 973.

Born: November 30, 1943

Died: December 10, 2022

J. J. Barnes – Death

J J Barnes – Wikipedia